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The Daily Dispatch: April 10, 1862., [Electronic resource], An explanation of the affair at Union city, Tenn. (search)
Captured sword. --The sword worn by Col. Woodruff, the Yankee officer who was recently sent home from this place, has been presented to the State of Virginia by the officer who captured both the weapon and its late owner. Woodruff, while in confinement here, demonstrated on various occasions that he had a very good opinion of himself; but, by all accounts, he was a despicable scamp.--Originally a fifteen shilling lawyer of Louisville, Ky., he was previous to the war very little regarded r. Woodruff, while in confinement here, demonstrated on various occasions that he had a very good opinion of himself; but, by all accounts, he was a despicable scamp.--Originally a fifteen shilling lawyer of Louisville, Ky., he was previous to the war very little regarded either in a social or legal point of view. He rose in the estimation of the traitorous scamps of that region by accepting the command of a band of Ohio Abolitionists, to whom he gave the name of the first Kentucky regiment.